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tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 06:27 PM
See post 56 for the Fade Report!
I've been itching for months to do something new with my hair... so this weekend, I finally took the plunge and did what I've been wanting to do for years. I became a redhead! And I love it! Here's my original hair color:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=78316

And here's the red!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=78317

SHAZAM, right?

And here it is in a cinnabun:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=78318

The really RED parts are my old blonde highlights. The majority of my hair is now a deep burgundy/wine color. I love it!

yellowchariot
August 1st, 2010, 06:29 PM
That's awesome! I'm digg'n that color tone, especially with the texture of your hair! :thumbsup:

Cleopatra18
August 1st, 2010, 06:34 PM
OMG it looks amazing!!! the bun is stunning with that colour!

Addy
August 1st, 2010, 06:36 PM
Where are my sunglasses when I need them! :D

It's so lively! :cool:

sugarpixie10988
August 1st, 2010, 06:37 PM
It's so pretty! I love that color, it looks great!

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 06:39 PM
Thank you everyone! It's only Manic Panic, so it will gradually fade... but for now, I love it! I needed a change, and this was just what the doctor ordered.

ericthegreat
August 1st, 2010, 06:42 PM
I LOVE your new red color! The wine/burgundy shade looks so much more healthy and shinier than the haircolor you had before. You made a wonderful new color choice. :flower:

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 06:44 PM
I didn't realize that it was shinier! It totally is. I think it's because that first color shot was because I had hiked 4 miles with it in a braid and it needed to be washed... haha. But the red is definitely shiny. And it's a lot softer now, too!

Nae
August 1st, 2010, 06:46 PM
Wow, I think I need to pick my jaw up off the floor now! What an awesome change! I am so glad you love it, enjoy every minute of it!

little_acorn
August 1st, 2010, 06:51 PM
WOW - awesome red :D

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 06:52 PM
Thanks! I'm glad everyone else agrees with me. It's definitely a BIG change, but it's fun. And heck, we all need some fun in our lives, right? haha

kwaniesiam
August 1st, 2010, 06:54 PM
That's an awesomely huge change. What shade of MP was it?

Luckysock
August 1st, 2010, 06:56 PM
Amazing colour! Henna?

Wanderlust
August 1st, 2010, 06:56 PM
VERY pretty. It goes nicely with your skintone.

Heartwillfollow
August 1st, 2010, 06:58 PM
Beautiful red !!!!

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 06:58 PM
Thank you everyone. It was Vampire Red by Manic Panic, about a bottle and a half. My mom helped me, and did a really good job. Even so, I managed to dye my fingernails, toenails and ears all pink. Whoops. The tub is a mess, too.

justgreen
August 1st, 2010, 07:21 PM
Wowzer! I love it! You know, if I could get the exact same shade as Sharon Osbourne, I'd consider it. Enjoy!

Chrissy
August 1st, 2010, 07:26 PM
OK I'm a party pooper. I liked it better before. Don't hit me!!!!:run:

Drynwhyl
August 1st, 2010, 07:36 PM
Really awesome! I knew it was MP the second I saw it :P
Glad you like it. Now I'm sorry I don't have my virgin hair colour so I can do this xD

ghost
August 1st, 2010, 07:41 PM
D: The picture isn't showing up for me! Under the text there's just...nothing, not even red x's.

I really want to see your hair ;_; Vampire Red is a great color, and I'm sure it looks gorgeous on you!

moominhapa
August 1st, 2010, 07:49 PM
WHOA. That's a change! It looks great! Makes me want to go out and do the same, considering it's temporary. Too bad I have interviews this week...

Anyway, way to do something different and exciting!

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM
OK I'm a party pooper. I liked it better before. Don't hit me!!!!:run:

That's totally fine! I really like my natural color, too. I just needed a change. I chose a semi-perm so it can fade back to my natural color.

And sorry you can't see them... I think it's because you don't have enough posts, and they are linked from my album. Sorry!

Kome
August 1st, 2010, 08:12 PM
That is awesome! It almost looks... dare I say it... PINK! Gah. I *heart* your hair color right now! :)

GlassEyes
August 1st, 2010, 08:13 PM
It looks great! :D

The added shine is -probably- the darker color. It looks good though!

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 08:15 PM
That is awesome! It almost looks... dare I say it... PINK! Gah. I *heart* your hair color right now! :)

Yeah, I hope it doesn't turn too pink as it fades... I had pink hair once. Not the best look for me...

Jules diamond
August 1st, 2010, 08:46 PM
Woah! o.o So in awe.

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 08:47 PM
Woah! o.o So in awe.

Hee... thanks! I still shock myself every time I walk past a mirror.

christine1989
August 1st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Great choice of color! Your natural color is beautiful too but the bright red really makes your hair stand out. :)

Jules diamond
August 1st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Hee... thanks! I still shock myself every time I walk past a mirror.

I can imagine! It must be so awesome though.

McKanna91
August 1st, 2010, 09:10 PM
How fun! I love the bun with the deeper red and the bright, almost hot pink tones peeking out. It's a pretty unique look too- most people who dye their hair bright colors like that have short hair, it seems. Anyway, it's gorgeous!

UltraBella
August 1st, 2010, 09:11 PM
It is really pretty and looks great. Your natural color was lovely also.
I am so curious how the color will fade, please don't forget to update us as it washes out !! I want to know if it has a "pink" stage or not :)

tcheney91
August 1st, 2010, 09:20 PM
Thank you all again! I'm quite glad I kept my blonde streaks for this. It makes for great variation! And yes, I will definitely keep you updated on the fade. I'm curious, too. I really hope it doesn't go too pink...

Oberon88
August 1st, 2010, 09:58 PM
So gorgeous! Good for you for taking the plunge

elliebean184
August 1st, 2010, 11:28 PM
Looks great! Hope you enjoy every minute of it!

eamane
August 1st, 2010, 11:42 PM
Wow, that looks really cool! Hope you enjoy it while it lasts :)

Loreley
August 2nd, 2010, 03:21 AM
It looks awesome! :cool:

freckles
August 2nd, 2010, 03:40 AM
that's a great colour! It's stunning :)

BelleBot
August 2nd, 2010, 03:42 AM
Oh wow, that's awesome. :D
I really should dye my hair bright again, I've just couldn't decide whether to go for red or pink. Now I'm thinking red. :p I like to alternate bright temporary colours with henna.

The blonde highlights really help to add dimension, that's a fantastic result. Let us know how it fades.

spidermom
August 2nd, 2010, 10:01 AM
I love it.

mali
August 2nd, 2010, 10:04 AM
Awesome color! :cool:

CourtneyBee
August 2nd, 2010, 10:10 AM
I will definitely mourn the loss of one of my favorite blondes on LHC but the red looks SO CUTE

*Aoife*
August 2nd, 2010, 10:33 AM
Oh wow! It's gorgeous :D

tcheney91
August 2nd, 2010, 10:42 AM
I will definitely mourn the loss of one of my favorite blondes on LHC but the red looks SO CUTE

That is SO sweet. Thank you! And to everyone else, thank you! I seriously am still in love with it. It's just pure fun.

Sammich
August 2nd, 2010, 10:49 AM
I love it! *Squeal* I was shocked when I scrolled down and saw how bright of a red it was! :p
I love your natural hair colour too. :)

tcheney91
August 2nd, 2010, 10:53 AM
I love it! *Squeal* I was shocked when I scrolled down and saw how bright of a red it was! :p
I love your natural hair colour too. :)

I was shocked when I rinsed it out, too... I had to bleach the whole tub.

pennyroyal
August 2nd, 2010, 10:55 AM
Wow that is stunning! I adore it! I ahve actually always wanted my hair that color. It's just gorgeous!

RecklessCharlie
August 2nd, 2010, 10:57 AM
I'll be a party pooper as well - I love your original colour!
But you can rock the red too! :) And it is fun to change things up.

tcheney91
August 2nd, 2010, 10:59 AM
All the people saying they want to do this... DO IT! It's so fun! And seriously, I work in a nursing home. Don't worry about it, just rock it! And thank you!

katha
August 2nd, 2010, 11:39 AM
Awesome color! And you wrote SHAZAM! Bonuspoints! :D

tcheney91
August 2nd, 2010, 12:38 PM
Heehee! Here is a sock bun I did with it today:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=78358

And my cat, Hunter, disapproving of my new hair:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=78359

tinti
August 2nd, 2010, 12:42 PM
Oh, what a nice color change :D It looks awesome with that cinnabun.

Joliebaby
August 3rd, 2010, 12:33 PM
That looks like great fun! Still, your natural color is gorgeous and I sighed a relief when I heard it was deposit only -color :) :) So you can have your fun with it and then hopefully it won't be too much of a pain to get rid of :D

Jessica Trapp
August 3rd, 2010, 12:44 PM
What fun! I'm gonna go get my sunglasses. :D

jes

breezefaerie
August 3rd, 2010, 12:52 PM
Such a pretty color!

tcheney91
August 3rd, 2010, 01:42 PM
That looks like great fun! Still, your natural color is gorgeous and I sighed a relief when I heard it was deposit only -color :) :) So you can have your fun with it and then hopefully it won't be too much of a pain to get rid of :D

Yep, I chose MP for that reason! I do really enjoy my natural color (it doesn't really shine, it kind of shimmers), but I needed a change! I'm glad everyone likes it. Funny thing, I sweat pink!

tcheney91
August 16th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Here I am, 16 days later, with the Fade Report.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5405&pictureid=79485

Not too bad, but kind of orange.

Capybara
August 16th, 2010, 02:54 PM
How did I miss this thread before :D You have one sweet haircolour there!

tcheney91
August 16th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Haha, I'm not sure! It's pretty bright. :D It's slowly washing out, but I sure enjoyed it while it lasted.

eezepeeze
August 16th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Wow!! What a difference!! I'm glad you're loving it!

tcheney91
August 16th, 2010, 03:30 PM
I sure am! It make me sad every time I wash, though...

wvgemini
August 16th, 2010, 03:56 PM
It looks like flames now :) Still very cool I think!

tcheney91
August 16th, 2010, 03:59 PM
It looks like flames now :) Still very cool I think!

I didn't even realize that! It kind of does...

spidermom
August 16th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I have read that these colors last longer if you rinse them out with vinegar-water before regular water. I'm going to give that a try next time I apply the Punky Red-Rose color that I have left (1/2 jar) from Easter when I gave in to my desire for fantasy color (results in a photo album if you're interested).

Miasen
August 16th, 2010, 04:35 PM
That is one gorgeous colour! Maybe I'll have to try red the next time I dye my hair. :D Although mine never seem to get that intense or last as long though. :p

tcheney91
August 16th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I have read that these colors last longer if you rinse them out with vinegar-water before regular water. I'm going to give that a try next time I apply the Punky Red-Rose color that I have left (1/2 jar) from Easter when I gave in to my desire for fantasy color (results in a photo album if you're interested).

I've looked at those pictures, and the results were stunning! Definitely keep me updated if you try the vinegar rinse. I still have about 3/4 of a bottle of color left... I'm not sure what to do with it. Maybe dye my dog?

triumphator!
August 16th, 2010, 11:31 PM
WOAH! I jumped when I saw it, it is so bright! Good for you, being daring :D

Henrietta
August 17th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Congratulations! It is always great to to something that you have always wanted! I love the effect of multiple toned red, that your highlights gave you :)

Juanita
August 17th, 2010, 04:38 AM
Awesome very pretty

tcheney91
August 17th, 2010, 09:05 AM
WOAH! I jumped when I saw it, it is so bright! Good for you, being daring :D

Haha, that's so funny! Sorry I shocked you!

spidermom
August 17th, 2010, 09:15 AM
I've looked at those pictures, and the results were stunning! Definitely keep me updated if you try the vinegar rinse. I still have about 3/4 of a bottle of color left... I'm not sure what to do with it. Maybe dye my dog?

I put mine in the refrigerator and will use it again. I figure that everything lasts longer if you keep it refrigerated.

tcheney91
August 17th, 2010, 09:23 AM
I suppose that would have been a good plan. I just left mine in the bathroom. I really do think I'm going to dye my dog. He's white...

mariika
August 18th, 2010, 07:58 AM
wow, that was extreme... yeah, fading is the worst part... my hair looked dry and really cheap coloured after 3-4 weeks, thank god it's over. I don't even know why would I repeat the experience (but I did)
I first thought that was permanent colouring. are you happy it's not permanent or you wish you coloured it for good?

Isa-belle
August 18th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Beautiful shade! I love the various hues you've got going.
The faded colour is very nice as well. :)

WyrdWay
August 18th, 2010, 10:00 AM
The color turned out fantastic!!! Your bun looks like its spun hard candy!

tcheney91
August 18th, 2010, 11:39 AM
wow, that was extreme... yeah, fading is the worst part... my hair looked dry and really cheap coloured after 3-4 weeks, thank god it's over. I don't even know why would I repeat the experience (but I did)
I first thought that was permanent colouring. are you happy it's not permanent or you wish you coloured it for good?

No, I'm totally glad it's only temporary. I don't think I could have handled having BRIGHT red hair forever. I just wanted a little (haha) change for a bit.

yassi
August 18th, 2010, 07:20 PM
If you do dye your dog, please post pictures. * giggle *

Your hair looks awesome!

tcheney91
August 19th, 2010, 11:04 AM
My mom said I couldn't dye the dog... :( I think it would have been fun. Oh well. And thanks!

going gray
August 19th, 2010, 11:34 AM
WOW! your hair is gorgeous, enjoy it!

tcheney91
August 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Thank you!